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Leopard torts or chery head is da question


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#1 Guest_Hayley_Elizabeth_*

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 09:23 AM

Hello

i am thinking of having another breard of tort. ?Leopard Tort or cherry head. Can any give me any info and keeping them?

What sort of Indoor enclosure?
What do they eat?
How big do they grow?

Etc Etc

Ta

Haysx


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Posted 15 June 2007 - 01:54 PM

Here's some information on leopards:
http://www.tortoiset.../cpardalis.html
http://www.chelonia....ardaliscare.htm

and here's some on cherry-heads (a type of red-foot):
http://www.chelonia....redfootcare.htm

As both species get fairly big (although I think cherry-heads are not too big), and they don't hibernate, you'll have to consider how to house them over the winter (and heating bills can be quite expensive for leopards in particular as they get large and need a lot of space).

There is a leopard forum that might be worth contacting for information:
http://pets.groups.y...ardtortoise-uk/
I hope someone on this forum who keeps these species will come in with answers, but you could also try posting on Shelled Warriors or the Tortoise Trust forum, where people keep a wide variety of species and will be able to offer help.

Nina
http://pets.groups.y...rotectionGroup/
http://pets.groups.y...roup/Turtlesco/


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Posted 16 June 2007 - 07:22 AM

cherry head are by far the easiest to handle out of them and leopards. there was 150+ leopard tortoises brought over from somewhere recently and if you get a leopard that has been imported then you could have major vets bills. personally i would stick to a cherry head for safety. leopards grow MASSIVE.






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